BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Keith Davis Jr. is a suspect in the June 2015 murder of Maryland Jockey Club security guard Kevin Jones. Jones was shot 11 times and killed.
Davis, who is about to be tried for the fifth time in Jones’ murder, maintains his innocence in the case.READ MORE: Keith Davis Jr.'s Supporters Ask Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby To Drop Charges Against Him Ahead Of 5th Murder Trial
His wife, Kelly, social justice activists, and supporters recently asked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to drop the charges against him.
Before his arrest, Davis was shot by city police officers as they investigated an attempted robbery. He was hospitalized. He was found not guilty in the armed robbery, but later police charged him with Jones’ murder.
Davis has been tried for Jones’ murder four times. The trials ended with a hung jury twice, an overturned conviction once and then he was convicted again during the fourth trial and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
In Davis’s latest overturned conviction in 2019, prosecutors cited video and cell phone evidence.READ MORE: State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Responds After Video Appears To Show Her Give An Obscene Gesture To Keith Davis Jr. Supporter
After Davis’s latest overturned conviction, prosecutors charged him with attempted murder and assault after they said he stabbed a fellow inmate last year.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Sylvester Cox granted a new trial based on documents that were filed 14 months ago by Davis’ attorneys.
“This persecution must stop,” said Latoya Francis-Williams, Davis’ attorney.
His attorney, Latoya Francis-Williams is calling for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be held accountable.
“What we need is true transparency, what we need is a fact-finding mission by an objective state’s attorney’s office,” said Francis-Williams.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Man Keith Davis Jr. Whose Been Tried For Kevin Jones' Murder 4 Times Gets New Trial
Keith’s wife and social justice groups have held rallies and paid for mobile billboards in efforts to free him.